• Bluegrass Album Band reunion in February

    Bluegrass First Class has long been considered among the top destination events on the festival calendar for bluegrass fans. Held in February each year, the BFC offers a respite from the winter's bluegrass isolation at a "first class" indoor resort,

  • Masters of Bluegrass doing shows in 2013

    Another exciting development this week is the formation of a super all-star special project band, billing as Masters of Bluegrass. It includes Del McCoury on guitar, Bobby Osborne on mandolin, J.D. Crowe on banjo, Bobby Hicks on fiddle, and Jerry

  • Photos from Bill Monroe tribute on PHC

    Kathy Chiavola has posted a number of candid photos from this past Saturday's Bill Monroe tribute broadcast on A Prairie Home Companion. The show featured a number of stellar bluegrass artists, most of them former Blue Grass Boys. Kathy was on

  • Yet more Gettysburg photos

    Things got a bit crazy last week, and we didn't get as many of Frank Baker's terrific Gettysburg photos up as had been planned. Here is the next batch, with more still to come. This time, we feature shots from both

  • Sometimes, even the stars are fans

    There are some well known bluegrass players who hide out in the air-conditioned comfort of the bus until just before a show, and spend as little time at the record table as they can. Then there’s Bobby Hicks. With a boatload

  • Bill Monroe 2 for 1 released today

    As many organizations begin to acknowledge the coming Bill Monroe centennial, Raven Records of Australia releases two landmark albums of music from the father of bluegrass music. Coupled together on one CD are Bill Monroe and Friends (released on LP in

  • Blueridge Music Hall of Fame 2010

    The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame has announced their 2010 inductees. Located in the Wilkes Heritage Museum, Wilkesboro, NC, the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame aims to preserve the rich musical heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wilkesboro,

  • Bluegrass at Harvard

    Harvard University has scheduled an academic event on February 6 focused on bluegrass music. The one day seminar is entitled, Fire On The Mountain - A Bluegrass Symposium, and will feature a keynote address and panel discussions including a number